Here’s a little fuel to the fire of those of you who want to complain about our beloved FYWP. This person/company from Finland found a pretty serious bug that they’ve been trying to tell the maintainers of WordPress about for months. They were ignored. So, yesterday, they released it as a “zero day” – in other words, they told the world how to hack a WordPress site using the bug they found. Oddly enough, the WordPress maintainers then issued a patch. I just patched Balloon Juice, only after working around another WordPress bug. So, PSA for those of you who run a WordPress site that fails to update: Patricia BT’s comment in this thread has the little fix I used to make it work here. YMMV. Open thread for the rest of you who don’t give a shit.
(BTW, don’t get me wrong. I think WordPress is an amazing achievement, and I’m grateful for the hard work of the maintainers, a lot of which is unpaid and unheralded.)